They LIED to me! - DDR4 RAM to M.2 SSD Adapter

  • Published on Apr 16, 2019
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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips  5 months ago +211

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    • Bradley Bisby-mountain
      Bradley Bisby-mountain 4 months ago

      O h I t s a P I N K G U Y W I R E

    • deth kon
      deth kon 4 months ago

      Linus, isn't the base hardware of an SSd the same as a stick of ram? SSD sizes of ram? in DIMM slots? THIS NEEDS TO BE EXPLORED!

    • Jakob
      Jakob 5 months ago

      What the hell is the Badminton-champ Peter doing on the floor Linus?? 7:24
      Best regards' Camilla Martin

    • HEHE BOY
      HEHE BOY 5 months ago

      Hey #LinusTechTips can make a video mixing all thermal paste?

    • Ethan T
      Ethan T 5 months ago

      #LinusTechTips, I know u normally don't luck in comments, but my dad found a old pc/console from the 80/90's and I was wondering if you wanted to buy it and repair it (if it's broken) in a video or just use it if it's not broken.

  • Larry Gossett
    Larry Gossett 3 days ago

    this product brings to mind the old saying, "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't"

  • Коля
    Коля 6 days ago +1

    It's actually m.2 to ddr4 adapter. You change m.2 to ram, not ram to m.2. Like, you use ssd as ram, not ram as m.2

  • Jeffmorgan83
    Jeffmorgan83 7 days ago

    So this is nothing more than an M.2 to SATA adapter? It has absolutely nothing to do with the DIMM slot other than it being a strange mounting place?

  • Juan P
    Juan P 9 days ago

    Something like that for Notebooks without M2 port Will be amazing

  • ShamanMafia
    ShamanMafia 10 days ago

    i spy with my little eye: 3:37

  • Stefan Niculae
    Stefan Niculae 10 days ago

    What motherboard is that on the test bench?

  • Александр Зинин

    Мудак какой-то...

  • Fireboy Gaming
    Fireboy Gaming 15 days ago

    Well it does help if your motherboard does not have any
    M.2 slot like mine the m11bb so you can use the adapter as a mounting point

  • Pumello
    Pumello 19 days ago

    0:57 *sees sata cable in hand* ah... its exactly what i expect isnt it...

  • Orangutan Gang
    Orangutan Gang 19 days ago

    I mean, that would be cool tho, if your SATA cable situation sucked ass, you had more RAM slots than needed, and your M.2 port is already taken, I'm very interested and could totally see great use in this.

  • Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi

    I thought about it more than a decade ago that if Ram can be used as temporary memory why not it can be used as permanent memory?. and someone stole my idea and thoughts and became millionaire!

  • little llama
    little llama 21 day ago

    I was hoping to see a easy 500gb ram stick😂

  • Doubt
    Doubt 22 days ago

    So this is basically an adapter that converts a normal PC into something to confuse your friends with.

  • Pizza PowerXYZ
    Pizza PowerXYZ 22 days ago +2

    It didnt work because the ram wasnt rgb

  • McScreen Joe
    McScreen Joe 24 days ago +1

    I thought that adaper is for cheaper way to extend RAM memory..but who would need 128 gb ram in desktop ? :D

    • Avery Kucan
      Avery Kucan 20 days ago

      It would be so painfully slow.

  • girg guy
    girg guy 25 days ago

    cant believe linus didnt know b+m-key m.2s need a sata connection

  • OutdoBlue
    OutdoBlue 28 days ago +1

    When Linus said completely different port in his adapter rant I thought he was going to say something crazy like Ethernet to hdmi

  • dreamsun
    dreamsun Month ago

    from the moment linus hints at a segway press the right key exactly 5 times
    Thank me later

  • - Mitch
    - Mitch Month ago

    They lied to you, and then _you_ lied to _yourself_ when you decided that this "adapter" was _interesting_ enough to get its own video. Ironic!

  • Zero Mode
    Zero Mode Month ago

    That segway was slick though.

  • Lazarus Long
    Lazarus Long Month ago

    This is.... monumentally dumb. Why on earth does it even exist? It's like carrying a revolver but instead of having bullets in it, you roll up your money and put it in the chambers and use it as your wallet. It's like trying to scratch you crotch with a Ditch Witch, or or storing all the junk you never unboxed from the last move in the toilet and pissing in the yard.

  • Mikkel Isaksen
    Mikkel Isaksen Month ago

    Ey What's up with the framed soccer shirt GADE??

  • Bisgamer Gameplay
    Bisgamer Gameplay Month ago +1

    Who else forwarded the video when he said


  • Bisgamer Gameplay
    Bisgamer Gameplay Month ago

    Related products

  • Gaming Inc
    Gaming Inc Month ago

    ...oooftah,, basic physical adapter that if used as shown on t.v. eats a memory slot?

  • Gaming Inc
    Gaming Inc Month ago

    @6:00 what the hell was that monitor!!

  • leaf tree
    leaf tree Month ago

    YummY 'bubble gum' color sata cable - - it's Chewable ! - - Scratch & Sniff !!!!

  • Ken Heart
    Ken Heart Month ago

    It's just a parking place for your M.2 drive if you don't have a slot on the mobo, would have been cooler if it had a RAM extension slot

  • SiLvErMaNu
    SiLvErMaNu Month ago

    entonces no funciona?? es una estafa?? como q no entendi al final su explicacion.

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    I'm not convinced about this. Sure it wasn't connected to the pins, I get that, but if such a converter were made I believe it could actually work. Linus himself has a video where he converted a dimm into storage space. So if such a converter existed, he should be able to do something similar to this.

  • Blade Legend
    Blade Legend Month ago

    ASUS also made one

  • Dandin
    Dandin Month ago

    How could you be... this.. this is for the new boards that add a additional slot that looks like a ram slot which ia just out of convenience to reach pcie lanes

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  • HarryPottard
    HarryPottard Month ago

    Peder Gade - Debmaaaaark Badminton!! )))

  • Faisalovic
    Faisalovic Month ago

    Why intel take this project and do Super Optane ?

  • Darem Rouzes
    Darem Rouzes Month ago

    6:00 Why does he keep calling a USB Type-B a "USB Type-A"?
    He's holding a Type-B

  • Sarys
    Sarys Month ago

    So would this still be kinda cool for someone who has no m.2 slot, but has 2 left over mem slots? That's how I see it. If correct then if it's a cheap adapter then it's pretty cool since you aren't using the other mem slots anyway, and don't have to worry about trying to mount the m.2 somewhere on your rig, and worry about it falling off or something.

    • chanhien
      chanhien Month ago

      There have always been M.2 adapters that use Sata3 or PCIe slot (which can mount up to 4 full speed nvme ssd's). This thing is just a waste of space and creates more ugly and unnecessary cable management.

  • Jesse Pena
    Jesse Pena Month ago

    I only clicked on this video for the monitor in the thumbnail. It's huge and beautiful and the 20 seconds of screen time it got were worth it

    DUBMANS Month ago

    1:40 HOLY Sh!t that's a mouth full

  • tihzho
    tihzho Month ago

    "They LIED to me!"
    I was expecting something about the Trump Administration...

  • BytemeVV -
    BytemeVV - Month ago +1

    Did you try it alone with no other ram installed!? The ram frequency would be thrown off if the frequency does not match. Hensforth probably wouldn't work... I don't know it's a interesting concept.

  • Felipe Siqueira
    Felipe Siqueira Month ago

    Glorified goldplated pins....

  • Jonathan Hart
    Jonathan Hart Month ago

    Yes I was expecting the segway

  • Gara Von Hoiwkenzoiber

    Wrap it in an aluminium housing, slap some DRGB's on there, and let me populate my unused memory slots...I'd buy it.

  • Nakatomi Uk
    Nakatomi Uk Month ago

    So you have to sacrifice one of your ddr slots, and still use a sata cable what is the point of this
    After realising you don't to slot it in I would have put the ram chip back

  • Joshua DeHart
    Joshua DeHart Month ago +1

    Where is the “Stupid Tech That Shouldn’t Exist” playlist?

  • KaceMusic
    KaceMusic Month ago +1

    Why buy an adapter when you can just download some storage for free? ¯\_ಠ_ಠ_/¯

  • Gaming Parent
    Gaming Parent Month ago +1

    Ok so stupid question, if I had a motherboard that didnt have a m.2 slot, could I use this to replace that? If I had an extra ram slot for example?

    • Gara Von Hoiwkenzoiber
      Gara Von Hoiwkenzoiber Month ago

      Since you have to plug it into a sata port anyway, why not just...plug it into a sata port?
      M.2 Sata is just wireless sata. It isn't M.2 NVME

  • SIGNALacquired
    SIGNALacquired Month ago

    its just an m.2 sata bracket LMAO !

  • Ronnocbot
    Ronnocbot Month ago

    Physical ram drive

  • TuxNewsit!
    TuxNewsit! Month ago

    Even if could work, would be incredibly stupid. RAM is infinitely faster than the best M2 you can find today. Its something like 24-25GB/s. In any case would be useless.

  • depth386
    depth386 Month ago

    Darn I was expecting either a huge but slow RAM stick potentially used as a ludicrous size RAM drive, or a DDR4 RAM stick acting as a volatile version of an SSD essentially again a RAM drive. Not crazy useful but it wouldn’t ever thermal throttle unlike some SSDs.

  • dava00007
    dava00007 Month ago

    So it's an M.2 Sata drive holder for the memory slot.

  • Dimst
    Dimst Month ago +2

    Either I missed It or was not paying attention.
    Is this just a way to mount an m.2 to your motherboard if you don't have a built in mounting point?

  • Sin Stalker
    Sin Stalker Month ago

    That isn't even an adapter. That's a mount.

  • Shayne Carter-Murray

    So basically it just gives you a way to stick an m.2 slot on a mobo that doesn't have an m.2 slot? A stable place to stick the m.2 drive thats not flopping around the case or taped/glued to something? Its a riser?

  • Alex
    Alex Month ago +6

    so this is what they meant by downloading more ram, huh

  • Giovanni Ishcol
    Giovanni Ishcol Month ago

    Linus got catfished